Anarchy and civil disobedience

Anarchy is defined as a situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws, or the absence or denial of any authority or established order, ie, when the teacher was absent, there was anarchy in the classroom.

There cannot be an organized society with anarchy. Murder of doctors performing abortions can’t be allowed. Disputes over “Grazing Rights” must be settled in a court of law, not with bloodshed.

Civil Disobedience is the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines as a peaceful form of political protest. Examples are Gandhi in India, King in the United States and Mandela in South Africa. These individuals were willing to suffer the consequences of their actions while attempting to change their societies by legal means. They are called martyrs or heroes. There’s a name for individuals who need a gun or a mob, and it begins with C.

The Supreme Court, in its current makeup, may well rule in favor of the plaintiff for grazing rights. Until then, let the rule of law prevail.

John W. Merrick

Newnan



More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle on citizenship tests: New citizens are expected to know something about civics. Should we expect less of natives? Of ... Read More


I have a dream

In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, we are publishing part of one of his most famous speeches, given in Washingt ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Ricky Brian Spratlin, 32, of Senoia, was killed after losing control of hi ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle on transportation taxes: The cavalier manner in which some Georgia lawmakers talk about raising transportation taxes i ... Read More


Shame

What if you canceled a press conference and everyone came? That’s pretty much what happened earlier this week to Rep. Allen Peake, R-M ... Read More

Just keep your word

On Monday, the Georgia Legislature opened for the 2015 session. It was a homecoming of sorts for incumbents, the beginning of a new season f ... Read More